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america foundation program and joe cirincione, president of plowing shares fund and a member of hillary clinton's security advisory board. thank you both for joining us this evening. >> thanks for having us on. >> eliot: steve let me start with you. after the way the president had reinforced susan rice, not only saying an attack on her is an attack on me at a press conference, the scripted applause and his statements about her at a cabinet meeting just recently, this seems like such a sharp u-turn and you heard me say a few moments ago seems as though the president caved. am i wrong about that? what do you understand to be going on here? >> well, i think it was. i think susan described it accurately. she's a very capable and competent woman who would have, i think done a great job as secretary of state. that said, it is a distraction. it has been a distraction. when jonathan karl asked the president what he thought of john mccain and lindsey graham's comments, i actually happened to be hosting the meeti
the bully pulpit. if there is ever a humanitarian mission here in this congress or in america for a bully pulpit, it has to be this. we have to have emotion to overcome. just a slight example eliot i want to press on because i knew these individuals. the dixiecrats that president johnson had to work with, they were standing in the way. they were not going to pass or move on the 64 civil rights act or the '65 voting rights act which gave the opportunity for a young lady named barbara jordan to come the united states congress. but they were not going to move. if any of us -- why don't we send all of the congress to see lincoln. we need a lincolnesque moment. we need a johnson moment. we need to respond to the surge and that surge needs to overcome the procedural hastert posture and actually the speaker needs to be able to lead on this question. what will america do together to answer this question? i'm going to be getting statistics to show us that when we had the assault weapons ban it has been documented that the
for the middle class of america and for harmonious labor relations. this is a tragic day in the history of the labor movement but more importantly in the history of michigan. >> eliot: i could not agree more. very quickly unfortunately time runs short. the argument made by the governor of michigan and others who support this wrongheaded law, is that it will help job growth. it will generate a flow of capital into the state. do you buy that? >> no, no. i think a very unharmonious michigan will not be a good place for people to come to do business. essentially, having people fighting each other management, labor, fighting each other. this is not going to bring business to michigan. that is -- it is not true historically and it is not true in terms of what makes common sense. he has instead of creating a united michigan, a divided michigan and employers companies, aren't going to want to come and put their place down in a divide michigan, in constant, constant battle. it is a serious mistake all around. >> eliot: or
and intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. >> eliot: the president focused specifically on three proposals that appeared to have significant and growing support closing the gun show loophole so that background check is required and banning assault weapons and ammunition clips. he was then asked why it didn't happen in the first team. >> this is not the first prolific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> here's where i've been, jake. i've been president of the united states in an economic crisis since the great depression. two wars, i don't think i've been on vacation. so you know, i think all of us have to do some reflexion on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >> eliot: for more i'm joining by michael tomaski thank you for joining us. >> always a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: so did the president put jake tapper in his place with that rather succinct and abrupt answer and more importantly did the president with his strict timeline, the specificity and the sense of urgency that he ga
-owned guns in america. we know that guns are responsible for over 30,000 deaths a year. with another 65,000 injured but not killed. we know that almost 20,000 american children and teens are shot every year. we know that every day 87 people die from gun violence. 33 of them murdered. we know that since friday,'s soul-crushing massacre there have been 80 incidents of murders across 27 states. victims were as young as 3 years old, most were teenagers and young adults. the shootings took place in homes, cars, a hospital, a casino, a grocery store and many right out on the street. we know that in the last half century, 15 of the world's 25 deadliest shootings happened in our country. our closest rival is finland with two. we know that of the 11 deadliest shootings in this country six have happened in the past six years. we know that where there are more guns, there's more homicide. whether you're comparing states within this country or comparing us to other countries. we also know that states with have fewer deaths fro
with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> eliot: when michigan's governor rick snyder ran for election in 2010, he adamantly denied right to work as part of his agenda. this afternoon he signed it into law. sandy levin called the governor out in an op-ed in the descroit free press writing what the governor is unleashing is a right to freeload which will reduce resources for effective representation, increase tensions among employees and sow ill will just when we need cooperation to grow the economy for the benefit of all. unless the governor stands up to the special interests that persuaded him to make a 180-degree turn on this issue so fundamental to the fabric of our state, he will engender a michigan di
with disabilities abroad can't pass the u.s. senate. it was really ridiculous and ultimately a sad day for america that we couldn't get it through. this treaty would have allowed the united states to really export things that we just hold dear you know, some of our fundamental values about equality freedom and true human dignity. when americans are traveling abroad whether it's to study to work, or as part of a family contingent going to one of our bases overseas, they will not have the same protection as folks with disabilities here in the united states under the ada. george w. bush, he was the one who passed the ada. this treaty was the brainchild of his son right? --george herbert walker bush was the brainchild and george w. bush was the brainchild of this treaty. >> eliot: that is what is astonishing, the heritage of the act and the treatry are in the republican party. it is actually perhaps the last vestige of the republican party as a voice for civil liberties and civil rights. you have both bush signing it, drafting it, and then it is astonishing that these nativist voices, the fear of the
, and they want those jobs in america. they're going to find ways to make those businesses competitive here. >> eliot: i got to tell you in the conversation i've had, i don't think i ever heard anyone say we want you to be a right to work state. they wanted skills, an educated workforce. they wanted the environment to be able to get the people they wanted. those were the issues that mattered. if you look at the date tax i'm not persuaded--i'm persuaded contrary to what the right to work advocates say that it does not increase jobs. >> what they do is increase wages which increases demand and the purchasing power of people who are purchasing products that they will manufacture. it is a backward strategy and a race to the bottom. if we want to compete with china by lower ourselves to the standards that they have that is just not the way that america is going to lead the world. it's not going to be the way that we feed our people. i read an article in salon that says that michigan has given up and it will become a service-own state. >> eliot: it's a shame to watch. one last question, there is
. >> coming up, america's lopsided tax code. more and more economists are starting to admit the real problem. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cc >> with all the hysteria over the fiscal cliffs, there was euphoria when john boehner puts fort a proposal. his proposal fails every test. let's not forget, the deficit isn't the biggest problem. it's the lack of demand and equity in our distribution of income, two little data points we shouldn't forget. 93% of the in jump added in the 2010 went to the top 1% and wages are the lowest they've ever been. it's simply not fair. for ideas to solve the problems and the deficit at the same time, bob rob an and larry summers suggested some away raise capital gains taxes. lets stop giving capital preferences over earned income. it's only fair and right. it won't solve the problem but will go a long way. back to john boehner. he doesn't say anything about this, because he refuses to raise rates. it can only be because he refuses to see the real problem. joining me now congressman thank you for joining us as always. >> thank you. am
, then the nine states allowed gay marriage can be the nevada of america, and so even if 41 states don't let you get married in that state if you can go to another state get married and come back, we're go to have gay marriage across the country very soon. >> eliot: akhil that's is a hugely important point. we had to respect if from massachusetts and canada, and there was a constitutional provision that says that you must respect the laws of other states. >> full faith and credit. >> eliot: you used that as a stepping stone to then gay marriage in new york itself. the same thing that you did in new york would happen nationally. the full faith in credit could be a stepping stone to national gay marriage. richard socarides and akhil reed amar. thank you as always for your time. republicans need to face the real facts about climate change. those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadine
be the nevada of america, and so even if 41 states don't let state if you can go to another state, get married and come back, we're go to have gay marriage across the country very soon. >> eliot: akhil that's is a hugely important point. we had to respect if from massachusetts and canada and there was a constitutional provision that says that you must respect the laws of other states. >> full faith and credit. >> eliot: you used that as a stepping stone to then gay marriage in new york itself. the same thing that you did in new york would happen nationally. the full faith in credit could be a stepping stone to national gay marriage. richard socarides and akhil reed amar. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>w
, and i like how their owner is, what, we're in favor of spreading guns all across america like they're vitaminningvitamins? you might want to watch your own crappy network. "the young turks," we'll see you tomorrow. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." it has been three days since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were murdered including 20 innocent children. it was a heart wrenching weekend of memorial services, a weekend where the entire nation wept for the 20 children whose lives were stolen away. yet another weekend where the country was forced to come to grips with a horrific gun tragedy. today the awful process of burying the child-victims began. snow with aer pozner and jack pinto were buried. last night in an interfaith memorial service for the victims, president obama delivered a touching eulogy, while at the same time saying it is necessary to take a hard look at our current gun laws. >> obama: in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law
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